Winner of the 2019 Concert Artists Guild (New York) Grand Prize and jointly represented in partnership with Young Classical Artists Trust (London) and Music Masters (UK). 


 

Jordan Bak‘A star in the making,’ (Seattle Pi) Jamaican-American violist Jordan Bak is an outstanding artist of passion, energy, and authenticity in the recital and chamber music arenas. A Sphinx MPower Artist Grant Recipient and a top laureate of the 2020 Sphinx Competition, Bak is also a winner and Audience Prize recipient of the 2019 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition, the recipient of the 2019 Samuel Sanders Tel Aviv Museum Prize and the 2019 John White Special Prize from the Tertis International Viola Competition. In addition to his growing solo career, Jordan Bak is a member of the celebrated New York Classical Players.

Highlights of the 2020-2021 season include debuts at Merkin Concert Hall and The National Gallery, performances at Caramoor, The Chamber Music Society of Detroit, and the American Viola Society, and concerto appearances with Brevard Music Festival and Arkansas Symphony Youth Orchestra.

Jordan also returns to the legendary Marlboro Music Festival in Vermont. He has been heard as a recitalist and chamber musician in the United States at such venues as Alice Tully Hall, Bruno Walter Auditorium, Jordan Hall, and Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, among others, and in Europe at the Verbier Festival, the Conservatoire de Musique de Genève, the Centre de Musique Hindemith, and the Helsinki Musiikkitalo.

A proud advocate of 20th and 21st century new music, Bak gave the world premieres of Kaija Saariaho’s Du gick, flög for viola and mezzo-soprano and Die Aussicht for string quartet and soprano. Bak also gave an acclaimed performance of the Druckman Viola Concerto with The Juilliard Orchestra at Alice Tully Hall in New York. He has additionally collaborated with such composers as Eli Greenhoe, Sampo Kansurinen, Caroline Shaw, and Delong Wang.

Jordan was named the second Robey Artist in partnership with Music Masters.



Press reviews

"Bak was dazzling...he played with a full-bodied sound and exacting intonation and articulation. His playing was so constantly involving and impressive that one was drawn to each note and phrase.

George Grella, New York Classical Review

Contact

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Sue Hudson – Senior Artist Manager [email protected]

Sean Dunn - Artist Administrator [email protected]

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